Wider ADHD Medication Use Would Cut Crime Rates Significantly

Will medicating of the crime-prone someday be mandated? COSMOS Magazine reports:

When comparing the behaviour of adults suffering from ADHD during periods when they were medicated, with periods when they weren’t, researchers found that medical treatment reduced the risk of committing crimes by 32%.

Individuals with ADHD have previously been shown to be at greater risk of entering a life of crime. “It’s said that roughly 30 to 40% of long-serving criminals have ADHD,” said Paul Lichtenstein, co-author of the study at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm. “If their chances of recidivism can be reduced by 30%, it would clearly affect total crime numbers in many societies.”

The study, which tracked more than 25,000 people over four years, found that medication had the same effect on those who had committed relatively minor infringements as on those involved in more serious and violent crimes.

14 Comments on "Wider ADHD Medication Use Would Cut Crime Rates Significantly"

  1. SoruhFrake | Dec 1, 2012 at 3:29 pm |

    Cause it’s a mental tranquilizer…how should anyone concentrate on anything modern society has to offer? Schools teach you what to think not how to, adult life is survival of the fittest and pension is trying to live ones dreams while physically going through hell ,especially after all the pills and meds that follow a oh-so-law abiding government trusting and reliant citizen throughout his entire boring life consisting of childhood which was heaven turning sourer by the day, adult life which is basically the same daily actions multiplied repeatedly until old-age. What is that daily action? Working to make your big boss richer, while he compensates you with pocket money for christmas, and some scraps to eat, and despite all his greediness the odd penny for the bills. Whether poor or middle class, the only difference lies in the fact that you got depending on situation less to worry on bills, but you’re both getting equally fucked in the long run. Cause both are no way for human beings to live. Wanna live the illusion go get your ritalin fix and update your flu shot. Wanna see real life, despite the occasional reality-slap? Then do the exact opposite of what you’re expected to. Most of all, think for yourself. Suddenly almost everyone suffers ADHD…human beings are presented as such disease plagued creatures, that by the way our condition is projected from mainstream point of view, I doubt humans can believe that anyone could have survived a 100 years ago, not to even mention the middle-ages…

    • SoruhFrake | Dec 1, 2012 at 3:38 pm |

      That actually finally cleared up why so many people are actually willing to to follow the dogmatic Christianity’s view of merely a few thousand years since creaton…. They are so swayed by the belief that humans are from nature in a sick state, that we can only survive thanks to our government….Whatever uncountable new number of sick states physical and mental that are in existence over the last few couple of decades in the general population are all mental. We live in a sick mind, that is only busy with filtering life. While a child knows well the mind is there to perceive life in the now and not filter it to be able to divide it into ” Mistakes of the Past and Joys of the Future”

  2. I’m sure this will go well until they figure out they can crush it up and snort it. In Swedish prisons this may work, but from what I understand about most ADHD medicine is that it strengths learned fear conditioning. Since soldiers are taking it in a war zone they come back with PTSD and all they are stuck in a fight or flight mode. I would think doing this in a prison would have the same effect, but would be an even more antisocial condition.

  3. Anarchy Pony | Dec 1, 2012 at 3:59 pm |

    It’s a brave new world…

    • DeepCough | Dec 1, 2012 at 4:03 pm |

      ….viewed through “a scanner darkly.”

    • RollingRightAlong | Dec 1, 2012 at 8:25 pm |

      I still think that MDMA could and should be our state-sanctioned Soma and have yet to hear a convincing argument as to why that would be a bad idea…

      • It convinces people that shitty techno music is good.

      • DeepCough | Dec 2, 2012 at 4:32 pm |

        Well, that’s the thing with the DEA: they don’t have to make any convincing arguments about why a drug is bad, their word is law, even though they are not a legislative body.

  4. psychiashit | Dec 1, 2012 at 4:05 pm |

    Of course, zombies never do much of anything. FORCED ZOMBIFICATION!

  5. BuzzCoastin | Dec 1, 2012 at 7:24 pm |

    I’d like to see their definition of crime. According to a CEPR study, nonviolent offenders make up more than 60 percent of the prison and jail population. Nonviolent drug offenders now account for about one-fourth of all inmates.

    So taking legal drugs could definitely reduce the use of illegal drugs, e.g. “crime.”
    But will the use of medication stop the bribery, theft and duplicity of Amerika’s criminal-political class?

    • psychiashit | Dec 2, 2012 at 9:20 am |

      > So taking legal drugs could definitely reduce the use of illegal drugs, e.g. “crime.”

      You are exactly right.

      > But will the use of medication stop the bribery, theft and duplicity of Amerika’s criminal-political class?

      No, that’s the point. The masses will be unquestioning serfs. Those at the top will be sober and free to shit on everyone else.

  6. Simiantongue | Dec 2, 2012 at 8:47 pm |

    I think there would be a higher success rate if they brought back those Moniz lobotomies, just insert a knitting needle and stir things up a bit. Sure they describe those who underwent it as “apathetic and withdrawn”, that’s just another description for manageable. These chemical lobotomies sound expensive.

    Say what you like about lobotomies but Nobel Prize I tells ya, Nobel… Prize.

  7. I’ve got a much more cost effective solution. How about we start treating people with ADHD like people rather than liabilities? Alot of people with ‘ADHD’ tend to be incredibly sensitive and intelligent, something that is often overlooked when this condition is mentioned. I weep also at the accounts of some parents who ‘deal’ with their child, who have no real idea that no, the kid cant remember you told them to brush their teeth five minutes ago because literally a billion other things have caught their attention in that five minutes, and no, it doesn’t help if you shout or beat them constantly. And then they have to go to work with people who give even less of a shit about understanding them than their parents did. Got your crime rate right freakin here.

  8. SoruhFrake | Dec 3, 2012 at 3:00 pm |

    This should be posted on disinfo actually. Fitting to this article http://thearrowsoftruth.com/30-year-cover-up-on-vaccine-dangers-exposed-in-uk-government-transcripts/

Comments are closed.